Dr. Jake Johnson

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
 therapist: Dr. Jake Johnson,
In-Person in Wheaton, IL 60187
Online in Illinois
My name is Jake Johnson and I am the founder of Bristlecone Therapy. I've been practicing marriage and family therapy (MFT) for over 15 years. I also work as a professor of MFT at Wheaton College, where I have taught for over a decade. In more recent years I've become a certified life coach, and I am currently the president-elect of the International Family Therapy Association. On a personal note, I've been married for 15 years. I have four boys, ages 13 to 6. I love to travel, hike in the mountains and read fiction. I have done a whole bunch of my own therapy, spiritual direction, and personal and group retreats (as I deeply believe that if I am not healthy, then I certainly can't help my clients to be).

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Christian, Men, Women clients.
Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approach

  • Christian
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
Approach Description: As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in creating space for clients to explore how old wounds, developmental traumas and experiences of shame connect to their present life stressors. My approach to therapy is client-centered, experiential and highly relational. In my practice I make use of various somatic and body-based approaches to treatment alongside sandtray and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapies to support my clients in finding the freedom and healing they desire.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Jake Johnson LMFT
  • Male
  • License # 166.000941
  • Licensed in Illinois
  • Practicing Since 2008
Education: - PhD in Human Development (emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy) from Virginia Tech - MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma (Level 1) trained


  • Average Session Fee $175
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • On a limited basis I offer sliding scale therapy based on clients' income and ability to pay for services.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Dr. Jake Johnson Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Available Online for residents of Illinois
  • Online Therapy Details: SimplePractice
Dr. Jake Johnson Practice Description
Bristlecone Therapy (BCT) is a Chicagoland-based practice offering individual, couple and family therapy. At BCT we desire to care for the whole person—body, mind and soul—by creating spaces where clients find new pathways to health and healing. We offer high quality care that is relationship-focused, body-informed and spiritually sensitive.

Practice Overview

315 South Naperville Road
Available both in-person and online
16 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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